Social activist and founder of Prajwala, Sunitha Krishnan, was at the Bol Hyderabad 90.4fm studios in another avatar. She’s also the producer of the critically acclaimed, National Film winner (Best Feature Film), among others, Naa Bangaaru Talli.
She tells Gautami Challagulla in an interview why she chose to produce Naa Bangaru Talli herself and the challenges she faced.
Sunitha Krishnan, Founder General Secretary of Prajwala, ‘an eternal flame’, is an eminent anti trafficking activist internationally known for her fight against girl child trafficking for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.
She has been instrumental in rescuing hundreds of women and children from commercial sexual exploitation and restoring dignity.
Spearheading the anti trafficking movement India, Sunitha Krishnan has demonstrated that it is possible to prevent and combat sex trafficking. Till date over 6,000 children of prostituted women have been prevented from being inducted into flesh trade, more than 7800 women and children have been rescued from sexual slavery and rehabilitated and millions have been sensitized on the issue of sex trafficking.
For her life time efforts Sunitha Krishnan has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Perdita Huston Human Rights Award, International Justice Award, Global Leadership Award, CNN-Real Hero, Vital Voices Human Rights Award, John Jay International Leader Award are some of the international recognition she has received. At the national level Government of India has recognized Sunitha Krishnan’s efforts by honoring her with Stree Shakti Puraskar (Woman Power Award), Vanitha Woman of the Year Award and National Child Welfare Award.